Striking Vipers

18 Jun 19
Drew Burroughs

Okay so we’re back with season 5 of Black Mirror! I actually didn’t even watch all 3 episodes. I only watched the first episode and the third episode. I’ll get to the one in the middle eventually, but this first episode caused such a stir I figured it deserved a post of it’s own. Striking […]

18 Jun 19
Summer 2019 • Queer Theory

Watching this episode of Black Mirror left me with a lot of questions about how sexuality and queerness is portrayed in the show. Like Michelle, I wasn’t quite sure how to read Danny and Karl’s relationship. It certainly disrupts the normativity of Danny’s marriage, but it also resists any labeling of homosexuality. Karl’s introduction into […]

18 Jun 19
Moving Picture Review

Wow, what a way to start a new season of Black Mirror eh?

18 Jun 19
Summer 2019 • Queer Theory

After watching “Striking Vipers” and reading “Bitch Planet,” I found myself questioning whether the characters in these mediums are in fact “queer” and perhaps, what even the word queer means not only in the context of identity, but in sexual performance as well. Since the word seems to denote multitudinous definitions, I wondered what is […]

17 Jun 19
Full Circle Cinema

We may be one step closer to learning who will portray the Master of Kung Fu. According to Charles Murphy at That Hashtag Show, Marvel Studios is eyeing Ludi Lin for the titular role in Shang-Chi. The casting process for the Destin Daniel Cretton-helmed film is still in its early stages, but THS reports that Lin […]

17 Jun 19

Black Mirror is back! And yes, at first it seems very disappointing because like the first two seasons there are only three episodes but with season five comes three hours of solid entertainment. The first episode in the Science-Fiction anthology series may be the most “Black Mirror-ish” episode of the entire season but it is […]

17 Jun 19
We Minored in Film

Spoiler warning for Black Mirror Season 5 episode “Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too” “Hologram tours in which dead musicians are brought back to life are going to become commonplace in the 2020s and beyond.” – Steven Hyden, Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock by “Why wait until their dead?” […]

17 Jun 19
Film and stuff

The first episode of this new season of Black Mirror explores themes of sexuality and the differences between the virtual world and real life. If you attack an NPC in-game does that make you a violent person? If you choose all of the bad dialogue options in a choice-based game does that make you a […]

17 Jun 19
Redhead Readings

So I finally finished my third year of university and am off for the summer, meaning I’ve got a bit more time on my hands. My goal is to use that time to try and write regular blog posts, starting with today…in which I give you my thoughts on a TV show. I know, I […]

17 Jun 19

Summer 2019 • Queer Theory

I hadn’t watched Black Mirrors before, but now I am hooked. I watched both of the assigned episodes for tomorrow’s class but I was more fascinated by Striking Vipers. This show was about so many things: monogamy, heterosexuality, homosexuality, the American life, societal expectations, etc. As I was contemplating the plot I was struggling to […]

17 Jun 19
Literally Raul's Blog

Follow-up of the first post regarding the first four seasons is here. This covers the latest season which dropped on 5th June.

17 Jun 19
Starry Constellation Magazine

By: Malasha Parker   Each week I’ll be picking the best drama, comedy or reality TV and sci-fi/fantasy moments from the shows of the prior week. They may sometimes be equipped with some of your favorite ships or tear-jerking moments, so keep reading if you are still not over what happened on your favorite TV […]

17 Jun 19
inside jamari fox

i wanted to font about “striking vipers” so bad when the foxhole was down. i mean, it had everyone talking. i’m gonna font about it today since i didn’t get to. i’m sure most of the foxhole has seen “striking vipers“. it was one of the episodes of this latest season of “black mirror” on […]

16 Jun 19
In Full Color

The creators of Black Mirror didn’t go as far as I wanted them to go with the first 3 episodes of season 5, assuming they roll out more throughout the year as some have predicted. My favorite episodes of the show historically have been ones set far enough in the future that humans have to […]